20th Anniversary Celebration

For 20 years, The Graduate School's select interdisciplinary fellowship program has provided exceptional doctoral students in all disciplines with unique opportunities to discover teach engage achieve their highest level of academic success.

Thomas and Caroline Royster made a generous and enduring commitment to graduate students at Carolina two decades ago. Twenty years later, close to 700 exceptionally talented graduate students have pursued their doctoral education at Carolina as members of the Royster Society of Fellows.

Please celebrate this important milestone with us.

Please join us in honoring our special guest:

Mrs. Thomas Royster

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Reception 5:00–6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Loudermilk Hall at the Rizzo Conference Center
150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, N.C.

RSVP by September 15, 2016

For more information or to RSVP:
RoysterSocietyofFellows@unc.edu or 919.962.6326

Cocktail Attire

Help us celebrate:

  • Dr. and Mrs. Royster, whose support created a national model for innovative graduate education.
  • Donors, whose generous support for dissertation fellowships extends Society membership to more students.
  • Royster Society alumni, who are making meaningful contributions that enhance Carolina's reputation.
  • Royster Fellows, whose research, teaching and service benefit Carolina.
  • Doctoral programs, which recruit exceptional students and provide them with first-class education and training.
  • Faculty members, who mentor and lead Royster Fellows.


The Rizzo Conference Center is situated on 28 secluded acres conveniently located three miles from the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The Center is within Meadowmont Village, which features restaurants, shopping and abundant trails for walking, hiking and biking.